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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 1:00 am | Updated: 4:26 pm, Mon Apr 21, 2014.

You can be a part of R.I. Grand Prix!

On Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-6, hundreds of professional kart racers and thousands of spectators will descend on downtown Rock Island for the Rock Island Grand Prix kart races. Volunteers are needed to help stage this exciting event.

At 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, track setup will begin. Saturday, Sept. 5, will feature practice racing and the Driver's Choice Charity Race. Sunday's race action will include more practice and consolation races, followed by the 12 feature races.

If you'd like to be a part of this exciting weekend, there are a number of ways in which you can volunteer your services.

Help set up and tear down the racetrack. Put up fence; move straw bales and barricades. Hours are 5 p.m. into the night Friday and 6 p.m. until finished Sunday. Physical activity involved.

Crowd control and security. Help direct crowds at pedestrian crossings and pit entrances.

Volunteer/registration center. Work inside to help check in volunteers as they arrive and give them shift assignments. Keep refreshments ready for tired volunteers. Check in kart racers as they arrive to register.

Track volunteer/cornerman. Assist the professional race crew with running the races. Some racing experience preferred.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Carlson at the Rock Island Arts and Entertainment District, 788-6311.

A benefit of being a postal worker

San Francisco Chronicle

A calorie-counting guide in the latest issue of Fitness magazine proclaims that:

Hillary Clinton burns 160 calories an hour escorting visitors through the White House.

Kate Moss burns 205 calories an hour runway modeling.

Martha Stewart burns 225 calories an hour potting fall bulbs.

Gillian Anderson burns 480 calories an hour chasing aliens on ``The X-Files.''

A postal worker delivering mail on foot on a hilly route burns 485 calories an hour.

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